The Student Success Blog will update you with useful resources, services and activities in our ESL Program and throughout the college. You will also find useful links for self study and study skills tips. Visit the blog often as information is updated weekly. Submissions, links or ideas for the blog are always welcome! Have a wonderful session at the School of ESL!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Welcome to Week 3! Check out what's on this week:

1. SUMMARY/PARAPHRASE WORKSHOP (levels 4-8) with Maryana & Arjola
Practice essential skills of Summary and Paraphrase in a small group setting. All skills will be integrated and your Peer Leaders are there to faciliate!
When: Tues(sched A) and Thurs(sched B), Weeks 2-7
Where: D302 Thurs; D301 on Tuesdays
Time: 12:00-1:00 pm

2. SPEAK UP! (levels 4-8) with Mehdi H and Dorothy
Want to improve your speaking? Improve your confidence in conversation using games and role plays . This 6-week workshop will focus on conversation and speaking skills in a FUN and active atmosphere!
Where: D309
Time: 3:00 to 4:30 pm

3.  TED TALKS ACTIVITY (levels 7 & 8) with Mehdi G
Practice speaking, listening and vocabulary building in an academic atmosphere and listen to some awesome speakers!
When:  Fridays after school
Where:  D 307
Time: 3:00-4:00 pm

4.  Writing Skills Study Group (levels 5-8) with Alona
Practice your writing skills!  Work on brainstorming and organizing your thoughts with peers; work on developing an effective outline.

              When:  Monday, Sept 13th (TODAY) week 3; commencing week 4:  Fridays
              Where:  D 302
              Time: 3:00-4:00 pm

5.  TOEFL Skills Workshop with Sina (levels 6-8)
When: Fridays after school
Where: D306
Time: 3:20 to 4:30 pm

Do you need extra help with English conversation, pronunciation or grammar??  Then check out the tutoring sessions  
When:  every Tues and Thurs
Where: ESL Library (D313)
Time:  from 12-1pm.  
Take advantage of this great opportunity to improve your skills!

Digital Storytelling Workshop
(all levels)
Learn how to combine pictures, music, text and your voice to create a stunning and memorable presentation!  Improve all of your skills and wow your teachers, friends and peers in the process.  Say goodbye to boring presentations!!

    Day:  Mondays (3 week workshop)
    Time:  3-4pm
    Where:  Computer Lab D318
Come to D318 on Monday September 13th to register
See an example of what Michelle, one of our Peer Leaders created during our digital storytelling contest.  Incidentally, she was the 1st prize winner!!  Check out GBC student digital stories HERE!

Don't forget about the TESL Ontario ESL Poster contest.  See last week's posting and put your creative talents to work!!  Deadline is fast has been extended until Sept 30th so get your creative juices flowing!!!

What's more-- SAVE THE DATE!
Come and learn great things with your peers at the ESL Conference
Thursday, October 21st!!
Stay tuned for details!!

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